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Hello. This is a PAIN FROM DENTAL WORK question. My

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Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Question: Hello. This is a PAIN FROM DENTAL WORK question.

My girlfriend can’t get rid of pain after a crown replacement.

She’s allergic Motrin (ibuprofen)

She’s had:
X2 exedrin 250mg acetaminophen (9am)
Dental work @3:30pm
X2 exedrin 250mg acetaminophen (4:40pm)
X1 Oxy/acetaminophen 5/325 (7pm)
X1 oxy/acetaminophen 5/325 (10:45pm)
Icing her cheek

Still no relief. Anything else she can do? Take more oxy/acetaminophen
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs an x ray of the crowned tooth done..

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Can understand your concerns..

Well, it looks like there is pressure build up in the crowned tooth due to infection or inflammation..

Taking painkillers will have a little effect till the pressure is released..

You can consult an Emergency room and get a painkiller injection for a better pain relief..

Also can you please tell me that was the tooth root canal treated before the crown was placed??

Please write back..

Thanks..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (8 hours later)
Thank you for your reply. She finally was able to fall asleep shortly after I sent the question. She was able to speak with her doctor this morning and he said it might be infected since she is swollen now. He told her to go to and oral surgeon which he made an appointment for her at 11:30 today.

Thank you once again...
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Get an x ray done so the exact status can be ruled out.

Hope she gets better soon..


Regards.
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Brief Answer: Needs an x ray of the crowned tooth done.. Detailed Answer: Hi.. Can understand your concerns.. Well, it looks like there is pressure build up in the crowned tooth due to infection or inflammation.. Taking painkillers will have a little effect till the pressure is released.. You can consult an Emergency room and get a painkiller injection for a better pain relief.. Also can you please tell me that was the tooth root canal treated before the crown was placed?? Please write back.. Thanks..